# Block Code

Block Code

In coding theory, block codes refers to the large and important family of error-correcting codes that encode data in blocks. There is a vast number of examples for block codes, many of which have a wide range of practical applications. The main reason why the concept of block codes is so useful is that it allows coding theorists, mathematicians, and computer scientists to study the limitations of all block codes in a unified way. Such limitations often take the form of bounds that relate different parameters of the block code to each other, such as its rate and its ability to detect and correct errors.

Examples of block codes are Reedâ€“Solomon codes, Hamming codes, Hadamard codes, Expander codes, Golay codes, and Reedâ€“Muller codes. These examples also belong to the class of linear codes, and hence they are called linear block codes.

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